It is, probably, one of anybody's worst nightmares, but especially so if you are a senior. You're standing on the curb waiting to cross safely. You wait until the pedestrian signal tells you to proceed, and only then do you step forward. As you're in the intersection, though, you're faced with a large vehicle that has turned a corner and is coming . . .
Are You Limited to Workers' Compensation after a Construction Site Injury? When you have been hurt on a residential or commercial construction site, one of your first steps will typically be to file for benefits under New York Workers' Compensation laws. A good question to ask is whether this is your only recourse after an accident on a . . .
With safety inspections in New York City dropping in the last few years, construction worker injuries and deaths have increased. This downward trend seems to be correlated with a decrease in the number of OSHA Inspectors in New York City and across the state, a new study has found. Construction-related fatalities in the city rose from 17 in 2011 to . . .
Let's say you work for a construction company at a construction site, but are injured by a negligent driver who hits your company-owned truck as you ride to another location. Or you work at a construction site and are injured in an accident caused by a fall from a ladder or scaffold. In addition to receiving Workers' Compensation, you may ask . . .
Over 100 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene of a crane collapse in Tribeca. The crane collapsed slightly before 8:30 am today on 40 Worth Street & W. Broadway, stretching across the block and crushing several vehicles as it came down. #FDNY on scene of crane collapse at 40 Worth St & W Bdwy in Manhattan. 1 . . .
For Stephen Hewett-Brown the year 2016 was not to be. Instead, on New Year's Eve he was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator at the Broome Street high-rise. Witnesses say that he managed to push a woman to safety before perishing. The Buildings Department is currently investigating the precise cause of the accident. There had previously . . .
People in the right places are starting to take notice of a disturbing trend. The media has begun reporting more stories about construction related accidents in New York City. Construction workers, many of whom are in the United States illegally, are suffering horrible injuries at worksites across New York City because of a lack of proper safety . . .
In Midtown Manhattan a five-story townhouse undergoing demolition collapsed. The site which is the future home of the Aloft New York Midtown Hotel is owned by industry giant Starwood. At the time of the collapse there were 19 workers inside the building. Unfortunately, only 18 made it out alive. Pedro Bacilio was killed in the collapse and Kairo . . .
The scene at 656 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn was one of utter chaos as emergency personnel frantically worked to rescue three construction workers who were injured when a cinder block wall collapsed on top of them. The youngest of the three workers, Fernando Venegas, tragically died as a result of the injuries he sustained on September 3, 2015. The . . .
On Wednesday, 08/05/15, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., filed charges against Sky and Harco Construction LLC as well as supervisors Wilmer Cueva and Alfonso Prestia over the April death of 22-year-old Carlos Moncayo. Moncayo, an Ecuadorean worker, died when the walls of a 13-foot-deep construction trench collapsed around him. . . .